The sequel to the classic live-action slash animated feature Space Jam has a summer release date, and a new trailer for the film featuring LeBron James just dropped. The trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy shows off King James, Don Cheadle, and a host of familiar cartoon favorites who all look ready to ball.
The new trailer dropped Saturday morning (April 3) and features James being transformed into a larger-than-life cartoon version of himself, meeting up with the likes of Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and more. The sequel nearly didn’t get made and has been completely wrapped since 2019 but daylight is on the horizon as the film has both a theater release date and will be coming to HBO Max for a limited run free of charge to paying subscribers.
James plays himself, a basketball legend and global superstar, and is joined by Cedric Joe who plays his fictional son, Dom, who doesn’t want to be like his father and become a hoops star but instead wants to develop video games. LeBron and Dom are trapped in a virtual reality realm by Al-G Rhythm, played by Don Cheadle.
The only way for LeBron and Dom to get home is to take on a fearsome basketball squad with Bugs, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Lola Bunny, and other Looney Tunes legends to take out Al-G’s Goon squad. Some well-known characters from the vast expanse of Warner Bros. will also star, which include the likes of the Iron Giant, King Kong, and some zany characters from the Hanna-Barbera wheelhouse.
Check out the trailer below. Keep scrolling to see some reactions from Twitter.
Space Jam: A New Legacy hits theaters on July 16 and will air for 30 days on HBO Max.
— Space Jam: A New Legacy (@spacejammovie) April 3, 2021
Photo: Warner Bros.
‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Drops Fresh Trailer, LeBron James & Crew Are Ready To Ball was originally published on hiphopwired.com
The original trailer for Michael Jordan’s SPACE JAM (1996) pic.twitter.com/CJXpWZUvvb— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 3, 2021
This ain’t SPACE JAM, this is READY PLAYER ONE Basketball Edition. pic.twitter.com/Pj3kgbKdEn— Rendy Jones (@Rendy_Jones) April 3, 2021
Me when Don Cheadle said “welcome to the space jam” pic.twitter.com/FUy87uRivv— &rew (@OceansSeven11) April 3, 2021
the new space jam looks cool i don’t care what you liars say— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 3, 2021
Space Jam 2 trailer looked dope— KENNY BEECHAM (@KOT4Q) April 3, 2021
The GOAT debate is over after that new Space Jam trailer.— Danny V (@dmv8286) April 3, 2021
LeBron out here trying to recruit Superman and Gandalf and MJ went out and beat wholesale Monstar ass with Bill Murray and Newman from Seinfeld. pic.twitter.com/5PXgJIhzzd
Clockwork Orange guys in Space Jam 2 confirmed pic.twitter.com/ZBBFV5QSeh— ben mekler (@benmekler) April 3, 2021
Manifesting that this will be in space jam pic.twitter.com/e9JQE3TFpG— Ω reverend tman Ω (@johnny_tmanV2) April 3, 2021
The original Space Jam soundtrack was a classic! I’m interested to see who will be on the Space Jam: A New Legacy soundtrack. pic.twitter.com/igxididUob— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) April 3, 2021
Me in the movie theater parking garage before going into Space Jam 2, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/1swDYbrXoS— BubbleWoj (@BubbleWoj) April 3, 2021
When it’s July 16th and I see a little kid holding the last Space Jam 2 ticket pic.twitter.com/QshM6Blucn— • (@bellingersworId) April 3, 2021
It should never be that serious.
DON CHEADLE WORD OF THE DAY— Emerald (@TheEmeraldStar) April 3, 2021
SPACE JAM pic.twitter.com/dIsJ3VYdea
If this doesn’t happen in Space Jam, I won’t be happy. pic.twitter.com/sbWlmqxIjN— Tʜᴇ Aʟᴇx 𝚅𝙸 (@AIexVI) April 3, 2021
THAT IS MOST CERTAINLY THE WARNERS IN SPACE JAM WITH YAKKO JUMPING THERE’S NO WAY pic.twitter.com/z5HD9LwYvj— cass 💫 space jam hype train (@cassarolezz) April 3, 2021
I will say that the visuals and animation in Space Jam 2 look stunning, and I do think that ILM did a fantastic job of bringing the Looney Tunes characters to CGI. And not to mention that the amount of crossover potential it has is just insane. pic.twitter.com/K5xwOafjIL— In A Much Better Mood (@MichelsTristan) April 3, 2021
I am actually extremely surprised that Space Jam: A New Legacy animated LeBron James as a 2D animated character rather than just having himself in front of a green screen like with Michael Jordan! pic.twitter.com/7u2kClkmql— Crimson Mayhem (@Crimson_Mayhem_) April 3, 2021
Before come on here and tell us about how they should’ve never touched a classic and how the OG Space Jam was so great, please remember pic.twitter.com/s9smyQMaAP— The Anonymous Nobody (@el_budget) April 3, 2021